What does the word servitude mean?

Usage examples for servitude

  1. I hate servitude; but empire would only embarrass me. – Madame Roland, Makers of History by John S. C. Abbott
  2. They are treated as slaves, but made, in most respects, as comfortable in their servitude as the condition of their rude masters will admit. – The Captive in Patagonia by Benjamin Franklin Bourne
  3. And what they brought in was never sufficient, and therefore the poor creatures had to send deputies as hostages from time to time, who followed their lords on foot wherever they went, and relieved each other from this servitude in rotation; some of them had been here for half a year. – The Slaves of the Padishah by Mór Jókai